Francesco Bernoulli is a major character in Cars 2.
Francesco Bernoulli grew up in the shadow of the famous Monza race course in Italy where he and his friends would sneak onto the track and race the famous Pista di Alta Velocita bank turn. He was an instant winner on the amateur circuit and soon became an international Formula Racer champion. The ladies love Francesco's open wheels, youngsters look up to his winning spirit and fellow racers envy his speed. But Francesco's biggest fan is Francesco himself, as evidenced by his racing number. As the most famous race car in Europe, #1 Francesco is a favorite to win the World Grand Prix, which also makes him Lightning McQueen's chief rival.
Francesco is very cocky and has the highest top speed of any of the racers in the WGP, 220 mph. He refers to himself in third person a lot.
- Francesco appeared at a party on June 25th and 26th (the weekend after the movie came out). Since there was a lot of problems on that weekend, they had the party again on July 9th and 10th.
- Francesco appeared at the World Grand Prix from August 26th to August 28th.
- When Frank the Combine appears, Francesco gets scared.
- He appeared yet again on September 3rd, due to problems the previous weekend.